What Exactly Is a Mezzanine Floor?
A mezzanine floor is a level, or sub-floor, is a free standing structure that sits between the main floors of a property and as such is not included in the total number of floors. A mezzanine is often low-ceilinged and projects like a balcony and therefore does not cover or extend over the entire floor situated below.
What Can a Mezzanine Floor Be Used For?
Buildings with high ceilings fall into the trap of not utilising the vertical space within the building. With the addition of a mezzanine floor, the usual surface area of a property is increased.
It is not unusual to see a commercial space or office building using a mezzanine as extra office space. This helps to avoid a cramped and unpleasant working environment by increasing usable space whilst also still allowing the flow of light and air.
A mezzanine floor is also commonly used for storage. It can have a range of different storage options either fitted into it or free standing. By elevating items that need to be kept in storage onto a mezzanine level, any space previously used for this purpose once again becomes free, usable space that can be employed for another purpose.
In a warehouse or manufacturing setting, office mezzanines can be created, with composite or steel barriers with glazing to provide the ideal work atmosphere. Self-contained offices can include all welfare facilities, such as canteens and restrooms.
Mezzanines are commonly utilised in retail to improve selling area and/or back-of-store storage. It is a time and cost efficient method to increase space. It is important to note that when used in retail mezzanine floors must reach more stringent safety regulations.
If you have a commercial building that needs to be more efficiently utilised, and you believe a mezzanine level is the way to go, please contact Wessex Interiors Limited to see how we can assist you. You can reach us by phoning 02380 663 100, filling out our quick contact form, or visiting our mezzanine floors page for more information.